10 ways to use up all those lemons


What to vày with a lot of Lemons? Whether you have a bag or a tree full of lemons, here is how lớn preserve and use them. No more wasted lemons! These brilliant ways to lớn use up lemons will surprise you.

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We love fresh lemon juice in homemade Lemonade và the brilliant sauce in Shrimp Scampi Pasta. Lemons are wonderfully useful & so good for you!


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What to bởi vì with Lemons:

So often, I find myself with a bag of lemons when my recipe called for a single lemon. Is anyone else frustrated that a single lemon can cost $1 while an entire bag of lemons is $3? Most times I just needed 1 lemon & it’s sad lớn see perfectly good lemons shrivel up và die on the counter.

My Mother-in-law sent us a ton a lemons from their tree. Read on khổng lồ learn how we made the most out of every single lemon.

These ideas will save you both time and money, and your kitchen will smell amazing. Let me know which idea surprised you most.


Are Lemons Healthy?

The health benefits of lemons are impressive, particularly in the lemon peel and lemon juice.

Lemon peel is one of the most beneficial parts of lemons because it has lemon oil. It helps with digesting fats and cleansing your lymphatic system (for when you’re sick with a cold or flu). It also has immune boosting properties & D-limonene which can help khổng lồ fight cancer.

Lemon juice is one of the best sources of vitamin C which will helps boost your immune system. If you feel a cold coming on, start increasing your lemon juice intake. Lemon juice also helps reduce inflammation và that sour flavor can help detox your liver to lớn cleans your body. Nutrition Source: Dr. Axe.

Freezing Lemon Slices:

Rinse, pat dry and slice your lemons. Arrange them on a plastic wrap-lined baking sheet và freeze. Once they are frozen solid, transfer the slices to lớn a freezer safe bag & freeze up to 3 months (longer in a deep freezer). Frozen lemon slices can be used in summer and winter drinks. You can also preserve lemon slices in sugar but frozen will last longer.

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Freezing Lemon Zest:

Before juicing your lemons, you should zest them. Be sure lớn remove only the Zest (yellow outer skin) & not the bitter white pith underneath. The lemon peel/zest is so healthy and freezes beautifully. Zest the lemon then transfer lớn a freezer safe container or a mason jar with lid (loosely packed), then scoop it out and use in any recipe that calls for lemon zest.

Keeping the lemon zest makes it worthwhile khổng lồ buy organic lemons. If you have non-organic or waxed lemons (although the wax is considered safe for consumption), you may want khổng lồ de-wax your lemons first.


Fresh Lemon Juice:

Fresh squeezed lemon juice will keep in the refrigerator up khổng lồ 2 weeks before it loses its vibrance and freshness. Keep it in a glass mason jar & use in salsas, drinks or any recipe that calls for lemon juice. It also makes the best Lemonade you’ll ever try! Here is our favorite lemon juicer.


How Much Juice in One Lemon?

The amount of juice in a lemon depends on the form size of the lemon. A large lemon will yield about 3 Tbsp of juice while a medium sized lemon will yield 2 Tbsp lemon juice.


Lemon Ice Cubes: 

Lemon juice can be frozen for 3 months or even longer in a deep freezer. We love this spill proof ice cube tray from OXO. The ice cubes release easily when you push down on one side. Transfer the frozen cubes lớn a freezer safe ziploc bag & store in the freezer. địa chỉ frozen lemon juice cubes to:

Lemonade (since regular ice cubes can dilute the flavor)Your morning lemon water (see below)Any recipe that calls for lemon juice (just thaw và use)


Is Lemon Water Good For You?

Lemon water & flavored water is one of the latest health crazes và it’s a good thing! People start their day with lemon water lớn hydrate, feel good, get a healthy dose of vi-ta-min C and promote digestive health. Lemon water is just 8 oz of filtered water with 50% of a freshly squeezed lemon. You can also use a frozen lemon ice cubes & put that in a glass of water to lớn save time.

Uses for Leftover Lemon Peels:

Once your lemons are zested và squeezed, you can still use the leftover lemon rind/peels:

Freshening up the Sink Disposal: throw in 2-4 at a time và run your garbage disposal with the water on until they clear.Clean your Microwave: Place 4-5 squeezed lemon peels into a large measuring cup or bowl. địa chỉ cửa hàng 1 cup water and heat in the microwave 5 minutes. As soon as it’s done, remove the bowl and wipe down the interior of the microwave with a paper towel.Refrigerate Un-Used Peels: place in a ziploc bag for up to 2 weeks & use them to lớn clean the microwave và disposal as needed.


Lemon Recipes for Lemon Lovers:

Lemon is an essential ingredient in both sweet và savory recipes. Whenever a recipe calls for lemon juice, always use real lemon juice squeezed from a lemon (not from concentrate) for best results, especially when it is a critical ingredient.